The Advocates for Human Rights
Alison is a Staff Attorney for The Advocates for Human Rights’ Refugee & Immigrant Program. In that capacity, she mentors and supports pro bono attorneys handling asylum cases before the asylum office and the Immigration Court, as well as other humanitarian immigration matters. Alison also handles a caseload of asylum cases and other matters for The Advocates.
Before joining The Advocates, she represented unaccompanied minors at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), where she represented unaccompanied children seeking asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U Visas, and other forms of humanitarian relief from deportation.
Download session presentation Immigrant and mixed-status families involved in child welfare often face several particular issues, including a child’s extended separation from parents, a parent’s detention or deportation, legal barriers relating to immigration status, as well as other cultural considerations. When working with immigrant and mixed-status families, it is important to be aware of these […]